American Heartland Landscape Paintings by Sharon France.
Original paintings of the old farms, barns, farmhouses, animals, and quiet country landscapes from the back roads of America.
Art to add some of the peace and quiet of the country to your life.
This painting "On a Peaceful Summers Day" is one of my recently sold paintings at Ugallery, and is now part of a private collection in New York state. More of my original paintings at Ugallery. More of my original paintings at Ugallery
This night sky painting is the third in my "Under the Big Dipper" night sky series that I
started later last year. The first three of these paintings have already been sold into
private collections and the fourth one is currently available for sale. I love how out in
the flat Midwestern country side, one can see for miles around and the big open night
time sky, full of stars at night. I have painted these pieces with an iconic old red
and simple farmhouses, for the scenes that I enjoy painting so.
I have been working on a series of big dipper, night sky paintings and am currently working on IV right now. The first three paintings in this series have already been sold. Under the big Dipper II is shown below and I will be posting the next two of this series soon.
The mid to late summer fields often make me think of an old
patchwork quilt, when the wheat and oats ripen to a golden color among
the green of the corn and soybeans, here in the Midwestern Heartland.
The purple of the sky makes me think of the old quilt top that my great
grandmother had made and I found in my grandfathers trunk years ago and
the white barn of my other grandfathers farm. The canvas wrapped sides
of this piece are painted to match, so that no framing is needed!
I painted this scene of an overcast day in the country, when the crop rows in the fields are starting to fill in, and the air is heavy before a summer rain shower. The field rows lead back to an iconic red barn.
The idea for this painting comes from old rural schoolhouses that once dotted the back roads of America. One can still find a few of them, usually at country road intersections, and often turned into small country homes. I painted this old school house in a quiet field of poppies. The painting continues around the edges of the gallery-wrapped canvas. It is wired and ready to hang.